Thursday, August 20, 2020

Alexa's a Spy by Dorothy Rosby - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from August 10 to August 21, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About, Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time by Dorothy Rosby

Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+) ,  355 pages

Genre: Humorous Essay

Publisher:  Unhinged Press

Release date:   April, 2020

Content Rating:  G - appropriate for general audience as defined above

Book Description:

"Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About, Humorous Essays
on the Hassles of Our Time" is a low-brow look at high-minded living, a
good-natured (mostly) rant about some of the challenges we face and some
of the annoyances we deal with just because we’re alive and trying to
thrive at this moment in history. Part comedic call to arms and part
tongue-in-cheek tirade, "Alexa’s a Spy" goes after, among other things,
spammers and scammers, clutter and litter, intrusive technology and
uncivil discourse. Too much stuff, too much noise, too much to worry
about. Not enough patience, not enough kindness, not enough…chocolate?
As a syndicated humor columnist, Dorothy Rosby has been ranting for more
than 20 years in publications across the West and Midwest. If her
latest book doesn’t change the world, and most likely it won’t, we’ll at
least go down the tubes together, knowing how really foolish we’re all

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My Review
Alexa's a Spy is a fun (and funny) collection of essays that tend to rant about everything and anything. There are technology rants. Grocery store rants. Spam email and scam phone call rants. And, yes, even some political rants. I have to admit, I kinda rolled my eyes when I got to the political essays, only because I'm so burned out on politics. I don't care which side it is; they both bum me out. However, the rest of the book had me laughing and nodding my head, agreeing with so many of the things that were brought up. I even read some of the snippets to my husband (at 2 AM), and as I was laughing so hard I was crying, my husband was like, "Why are you like this at 2 AM?" That's a good question. I have no idea why. But I find things more amusing in the early morning hours. But, also, my husband also found some of the stuff I read him amusing (and true) too. So there's that.
Honestly, this book is a much needed comic relief nowadays, and I would definitely recommend picking up a copy. Read it and laugh a little. Things will look a little brighter when you're done. 
4 stars. 

Meet the Author:

Dorothy Rosby is a 
syndicated humor columnist and author of two other books of humorous 
essays "I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me 
Better" and "I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch, 
Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest." She’s working on her 
fourth and hoping to give it a shorter title—something like "Wow" or 
"Best Seller." She lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 20 miles 
from Mount Rushmore, something she’s very proud of even though she’s not
on it. Yet.

Connect with the Author:  website twitter facebook goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Aug 10 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

Aug 11 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / guest post / giveaway

Aug 12 – Gina Rae Mitchell - book review / giveaway

Aug 13 – Books and Zebras – book review / giveaway

Aug 13 - Books for Books - book review

Aug 14 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

Aug 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

Aug 18 – fundinmental – book review / giveaway

Aug 18 - Sefina Hawke's Books - book review

Aug 19 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview

Aug 19 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway

Aug 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

Aug 21 - My Fictional Oasis – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:


  1. Thank you so much for the review Jasmine! So glad I had you laughing at 2 a.m.! :)


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